Activation of Small Molecules by U(III) Cyclooctatetraene and Pentalene Complexes

Cloke, Geoff and Summerscales, Owen (2008) Activation of Small Molecules by U(III) Cyclooctatetraene and Pentalene Complexes. In: Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry of the Actinides. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 87-118. ISBN 9783540778363

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Abstract

The low-valent complexes of uranium (i.e. those containing U(III) centres) are characterised as reactive, highly reducing species that can effect novel, and potentially useful, transformations of small molecules. In this chapter we review one particular class of these compounds - those supported by cyclooctatetraene and pentalene ligands - whose reduction chemistry has recently demonstrated novel and unexpected results, including the cyclooligomerisation of CO. The syntheses and structures of these compounds are presented, and their reactivity towards a variety of small molecules is examined and reviewed. The reactivity towards carbon monoxide is discussed in reference to the historical development of obtaining oxocarbons from CO.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Geoff Cloke
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:45
Last Modified: 14 May 2012 14:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18213
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